Enclaves & Exclaves of Italy: Campione d’Italia & San Marino

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When you hear the word “enclave” in connection to Italy, you probably think of Vatican City. An enclave is basically a country or designated piece of land within a country, and Vatican City is probably the most famous one in the world.

An exclave, on the other hand, is part of a nation that exists completely unattached to that nation. Italy happens to have a few enclaves and exclaves, and in this article I want to write a little bit about visiting one of each: the exclave of Campione d’Italia (pictured above), and the enclave of San Marino.

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Under the Tuscan Sun

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Last week, Jared and I got the chance to explore and visit the Tuscan countryside of Italy for 3 days. It had been a little over 2 months since we last traveled outside of Rome so we felt it was the perfect time for a change of scenery. Not only that, but we were overdue for some peace and quiet. Over the course of our time in Rome we have heard only great things about Tuscany from those who know Italy best, and I can confirm it’s all true. The landscapes are absolutely amazing, the food is incredible, and the people are beyond hospitable and friendly. Continue reading